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Address: 91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 7952 1970
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What a real eye opener! Great to see how things were in war time Malta this is a huge shelter and packed with interesting history and artefacts I'm a aerospace engineer so seeing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a real eye opener! Great to see how things were in war time Malta this is a huge shelter and packed with interesting history and artefacts I'm a aerospace engineer so seeing part of a Merlin engine from a downed Spitfire fighter was great, great price and the people looking after it are knowledgeable and very friendly, I really... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It shows how different a world we mostly live in nowadays. We have no need to dig half a kilometre by hand into a cliff to avoid being killed. Both humbling and awe inspiring at the same time. One of the many reasons why The People of Malta were given the George's Cross.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by on our morning walk in Mellieha. This historical and interesting shelters is really a must do 😃👍🏼 You really wish that the walls could talk to you. Just imagine how they lived in this rooms. Take a look in the maternal unit and think of being a mother with a newborn baby 👶🏻 or to be dying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this piece of history, when we went for a walk up the hill from our hotel in Mellieha Bay to Mellieha town. Information given by the guide was interesting.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extensive series of tunnels and chambers cut into the Limestone of the hillside to act as air raid shelters in the second world war. Amazing achievement in twelve months, you can only imagine what it was like crammed with people and bombs dropping overground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to see how the locals coped during the war. It is really a great engineering example and obviously all manually done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An intermittently wet day in Mellieha made this a good day to explore this attraction. The size and scale were surprising, and gave me a good feel for what it must have been like in Malta during WW2. Had a lovely chat with the old boy taking the ticket money (2.40 euros). He had used the shelters as a boy... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this little gem in the middle of Melliah. Very interesting and informative. The chap on the door was so helpful in explaining how these shelters were made during the war

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 2euros 50 you can stoll around this interesting place which was used a great deal during world war 11. This area in Malta was bombed severely during that time. Inside the shelter you can walk aroung freely, hear the Vera Lynn songs and simulated anti aircraft fire overhead. The shelter houses artifacts from the war era in small cell... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fascinating, for only a few euros you can spend a good hour in here learning what it was like for the brave Maltese people to live through the war. Walkways tunnelling into the ground ,with stories of how the locals survived framed on the walls , seem to go on forever. Won't be for everyone but if... More 

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